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​12 Of The Worst Draculas Of All Time

​12 Of The Worst Draculas Of All Time | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
He's perhaps the most popular monster in all of horror. And yet it's been weirdly difficult to accurately portray the prince of darkness on screen — to make him as scary and evil and charismatic as he was in Bram Stoker's original novel. Here are 12 movies and TV series whose portrayal of Dracula that got it very, very wrong.
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Lovecraftian Video Games

Lovecraftian Video Games | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Are you in the mood for a Lovecraftian-themed video game?  Look no further!  (This page will take a bit longer to load because I have included trailers.  Give it a minute.) I hope you enjoy this li...
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Vampires Make it Into Academia

A group of academics met at the University of Hertfordshire in England to discuss the "Americanization" of the vampire genre. WSJ's Javier Espinoza reports.
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Lovecraft's Use of Evolution, Part 2 The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Lovecraft's Use of Evolution, Part 2 The Shadow Over Innsmouth | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
  Charles Darwin (from www.amillionlives.net) In the pervious article we discussed how evolution was integrated into HPL's early stories.  This article focuses on the use of evolution in his l...
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Lovecraft e o Sublime (João Pedro Bellas)

Lovecraft e o Sublime (João Pedro Bellas) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"Nos estudos recentes sobre o pensamento e a ficção de H. P. Lovecraft um tema frequente diz respeito à influência que as teses do filósofo irlandês Edmund Burke acerca do sublime teriam exercido s...
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13 Absolutely Terrifying Serial Killers From Fiction

13 Absolutely Terrifying Serial Killers From Fiction | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
When I wrote Butterfly Skin (Titan Books, $14.95), a violent novel about a serial killer, his crimes and his love, readers and journalists asked me about my favorite serial-killer books. Really, Dostoevsky and George Bataille influenced me much more ...
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Canada Rediscovers the Mythos of the Franklin Expedition

Canada Rediscovers the Mythos of the Franklin Expedition | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The Franklin expedition has long provided the single most eventful mythological moment in Canada’s admittedly not-exactly-limitlessly mythologized history.
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Gothic Origins: Film, Fiction and History | Explore Taylor & Francis Online

Gothic Origins: Film, Fiction and History | Explore Taylor & Francis Online | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

Our fascination with horror, the supernatural and the occult originates from references in early texts and historical artefacts. In the academic community, the study of film, fiction and history of the Gothic genre hails back to late Victorian times, where cultural shifts in politics, gender and forms of writing took place. 

This article collection from Routledge journals celebrates the works and wonders of the genre. From Bram Stoker's Dracula to Anne Radcliffe's female heroine in The Mysteries of Udolpho, these articles examine the origins of Gothic literature and film and the socio-cultural boundaries pushed as a result.

Read these articles free until the end of September 2014!

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The Children of the Night Award

The Children of the Night Award | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

The Children of the Night Award is awarded by The Dracula Society annually. Nominations are invited from our members at the beginning of every year for the best piece of literature published in the Gothic (including horror or supernatural) genre - novel, short story, or biography - during the previous year.

 

Nomination forms for this award are sent to all members, and all the accepted nominated works are then read and judged by an award subcommittee, whose volunteer members are selected by the Society Committee

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The House of Usher & the House of Poe: Celebrating 175 Years of Horror - Crisis Magazine

The House of Usher & the House of Poe: Celebrating 175 Years of Horror - Crisis Magazine | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Edgar Allan Poe. Enigmatic. Eccentric. Erratic. Melancholic. Alcoholic. Neurotic. But above all else, Fantastic. Throughout his 40 tormented years of life, Edgar Allan Poe was widely hailed as a genius for the black brilliance of his art. He is the undisputed master of the macabre and the father of the supernatural and psychological thriller. Conjured …
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How Medieval England looked 200 years ago

How Medieval England looked 200 years ago | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Here are fifteen beautiful images of castles, abbeys, cathedrals and other medieval sites around England created around the start of the 19th century
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Why ‘The Raven’ Endures: Notes on the Hypnotic Rhythm of Poe

Why ‘The Raven’ Endures: Notes on the Hypnotic Rhythm of Poe | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The Poet Edgar Allan Poe makes large claims for Poe�s poetry, thanks to his emphasis on rhythm over content, placing him at the center of nineteenth-century American poetry along with Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson.
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I love writing and reading rhythmic poems.

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The Stand Movie Could Be Planning Something Really Different

The Stand Movie Could Be Planning Something Really Different | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
This might actually be better.
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Dracula, Frankenstein and the Ripper – gothic comes to the British Library

Dracula, Frankenstein and the Ripper – gothic comes to the British Library | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Terror and Wonder: the Gothic Imagination is Britain’s largest-ever exhibition devoted to the literature of fear, blood and darkness, writes Alison Flood
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The Real-Life Letter Of Apology Written By The Salem Witch Trial Jury

The Real-Life Letter Of Apology Written By The Salem Witch Trial Jury | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
It's almost October, which means Halloween is just around the corner -- the witching hour to end all witching hours is almost upon us. But about the real-life stories of witches who were burned and celebrated? A new book, The Penguin Book of Witches, provides actual documents. And we've got a doozy of an excerpt.
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William Godwin’s Fleetwood: a full and proper madness | The Gothic Imagination

William Godwin’s Fleetwood: a full and proper madness | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

I would argue that Godwin’s third novel, Fleetwood: or, the New Man of Feeling (1805), is principally an attack on a Rousseauvian idea of education. Rousseau advocates teaching children through the events that occur around them. When these prove inadequate, Rousseau continues, the tutor should secretly conspire to create situations that should prove instructive. Godwin called Émile ‘a series of tricks, a puppet-show exhibition’ (The Enquirer, p.106). Reading both Godwin’s essays on education in The Enquirer (1797) andFleetwood side-by-side, the author clearly argues that while child-centred education is valuable, an education not based on honesty and transparency will render its subjects solipsistic.

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In Oxford with a Vampire Slaying Kit

In Oxford with a Vampire Slaying Kit | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Wonderful things are happening behind the scenes at OGOM. I am compelled to write about the vampire slaying kit I collected in Oxford. It dates back to around the time of British vampirologist Mont...
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Horror Grrrls – Offscreen

Horror Grrrls – Offscreen | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
An exploration of the feminist dynamics at play in the women in horror movement and how the films made by these women can be interpreted as cultural texts which subvert the genre’s norms to transmit a feminist message.
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LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN - New Blu Edition!

LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN - New Blu Edition! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Bringing the award-winning documentary about H.P. Lovecraft back to Blu-ray!
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving | Tor.com

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving | Tor.com | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Read the entirety of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving for free on Tor.com.

Via Artur Coelho
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Interview: Year’s Best Weird Fiction | David Davis

Interview: Year’s Best Weird Fiction | David Davis | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

Weird fiction finally has a best-of series. For the inaugural release this year of The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume One, Weird Fiction Review decided to talk with series editorMichael Kelly and guest editor Laird Barron about their work. Year’s Best Weird Fiction will be a yearly publication from Undertow Publications (an imprint of ChiZine Publications) featuring the best weird fiction short stories of the previous year. It will feature a new guest editor each year.

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The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

We are delighted to announce that Issue #13 of The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies is now available online athttp://irishgothichorrorjournal.homestead.com/. Follow the links to download the PDF, and to explore previous issues in The Vault, along with short articles on the forgotten, neglected, or underrated personages of horror in the Lost Souls section.

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